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Patio designs on a budget.

Patio designers and builders know that not everyone has access to a huge budget and as such, cheaper styles that still pack a punch are essential. In terms of value-added garden ideas, UK homeowners have been making the most of them for years, due to the sheer volume of tightly interwoven properties that don't have access to great sprawling landscapes behind them. Terraced houses, in particular, fall into this remit and need beautiful outdoor areas to be created in a small space and, often as not, in accordance with equally small budgets.

Budget patio designs often focus on one material, such as wooden decking, as this helps to create a seamless and cohesive finish that doesn't look like a compromise. Using a minimalist design ethos helps to make a lack of expensive furniture look deliberate as well.

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Patio designs for every style of home

Patio designs can be as varied and interesting as any other home design projects and more than that, they add serious value and aesthetic impressiveness to any property. Allowing for a whole extra socialising space and a neat and orderly garden aesthetic, the right patio is a must for any home that can accommodate one, but choosing between all the different styles is a minefield. Well, it was, until this guide!

There are a number of considerations to take into account when designing a new patio, including, but not limited to, the following:

- The available project budget. This will be a huge factor, as it will intrinsically dictate which materials are potentially going to be used and how intricate the finished design can be. Small budgets will require value materials to be used in a more creative and individual way, whereas larger budgets will give access to rare and expensive design elements. 

- Furniture needs. Not all patios need to act as outdoor living rooms and al fresco dining space, but it's important to remember that there WILL be an element of furniture buying to contend with. If the seating is more important than the slabs and base, it's possible to choose cheaper foundation materials and save the lion share of the budget for better quality furniture.

-. The size of the garden. It might be tempting to try and install a large modern patio, but if the location is bijou, it simply won't work. Accounting for realistic site dimensions is a critical [art of any new patio design project and can help to hone in on a really suitable genre of styling as well.